Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time 4th July 2021
Anniversary & Month’s Mind Masses
Mass will be offered for the following people on the occasion of an Anniversary or Month’s Mind. We remember them, their families and loved ones in our prayers.
Monday 5th July 10.00am Joe O’Kane
Monday 5th July 7.30pm Mary Starrs
Tuesday 6th July 10.00am Jim McGowan
Tuesday 6th July 7.30pm Josephine Swail
Wednesday 7th July 7.30pm Neil Barr
Thursday 8th July 7.30pm Liam Kennedy
Friday 9th July 7.30pm Maureen Curran
Rest In Peace: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of: Andrew Quigley-Alexander House
Baptisms: Please contact the Parish Office for dates.
Visitation of the Sick: For urgent sick calls please contact the parish office on 028-71262301 or 02871262894.
Parish Office: You can contact the Parish Office by Phone on 028-71262301 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to remind everyone attending Mass & other Church Services that it is mandatory to wear a face covering at all times and to continue to observe social distancing, use the hand sanitiser on entering & leaving the Church and to receive Holy Communion only in the hand. It is up to each of us individually and as a community to keep each other as safe as possible as we continue to live alongside the virus. We thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to gather together as a parish community.
Padre Pio Intercede for Us
Weekly Mass for Healing in Mind & Body continues this Monday 5th July @ 7.30pm
We shall share in a network of prayer, love and support in these difficult times. We remain heartfully present with everyone and wish to connect with all who are ill, unwell, feeling isolated and struggling with the pressures of life. Through the gift of this Mass we will unite in prayer for all. We pray to be surrounded by the light and warmth of God’s love to heal our brokenness at this time of isolation, suffering and loss. We hope at the end of each Mass to give a Blessing using a 1st class relic of Padre Pio. We ask everyone’s assistance to help others connect with this Mass through our webcam – especially the elderly, frail and vulnerable. Please share as best you can knowledge of this Mass with your family & friends. You can access the Mass via our parish website: www.longtowerchurch.org then click on the link for the webcam or alternatively by logging on to www.churchmedia.tv
The July edition of The Net, the monthly publication sharing the fruits of faith in the Derry Diocese, is now available. With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the March edition will only be available on the Diocesan website: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-july-2021. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. Enquiries to – email@example.com.
Foyle Foodbank, Springtown, Industrial Estate, is open from 11am until 4pm Monday to Friday to help those in food crisis. Telephone 71263699.
Rally for Life will be holding ‘Life Chains’ in towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland on Saturday 3rd July from 2pm-4pm. For more information on a ‘Life Chain’ near you please contact Precious Life on 02890278484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foyle Hospice is currently seeking new volunteers to join our team in our Day Hospice. With services re-opening we are in urgent of volunteer; Hairdressers, Complementary Therapists, Beauticians/ Nail Technicians. Our Day Hospice is a friendly and welcoming environment where patients receive specialist palliative care services and support combined with key complementary therapies. We have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who will welcome you to the team. The Day Hospice is operational on a Tuesday, Wednesday and a Thursday each week. If you have any of these skills or qualifications and you have a few hours to spare then please contact Rachael Osbourne on 028-71351010 or email email@example.com
FOSTER CARERS NEEDED IN THE NORTH-WEST: If you are interested in hearing information about fostering, you are invited to a Virtual Fostering Information Session, on Friday 9 July, 3.00-4.00pm. To attend, call 0800 0720 137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Theology of the Arts. Does the Church Need Art? The Priory Institute week-long online Summer School will run from 8-13 August and again from 22-27 August. The course includes six recorded presentations and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online. Find out more and register on prioryinstitute.com
Certificate in Christian Thought: Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St Mary’s University College, Belfast, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will be delivered over 7 Saturdays in each of two successive years, from 10:00am until 4:30pm. The Certificate in Christian Thought programme aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level. During the course, participants will cover topics on: Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, The Eucharist, Living the Christian Life, The Sacraments, The Scriptures, Where in the World is God? And much more. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/certificate-in-christian-thought.
Marian Pilgrimages have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 & 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy & Holy Land. For more information or to register your interest please visit www.marian.ie or ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 878 8159.
Preparing for Marriage?Catholic Engaged Encounter: A ‘Zoom’ online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11-12 September 2021.This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512.
Accord Derry Virtual Interactive Marriage Preparation Programme Course Dates: July 6th/7th 2021, August 10th/11th 2021, Sept 14th/15th 2021, Oct 12th/13th 2021 Nov 9th/10th 2021, Dec 7th/8th 2021. Booking now online at www.accordni.com.
Accord’s free and confidential ‘Relationships Support Phone Line’ for marriages, families and relationships offers support to those experiencing extra pressure due to social restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The three numbers are: Accord CLG – 01 531 3331, Accord Dublin – 01 905 9555, Accord NI – 028 9568 0151 or 00353 1 531 3331.
Webcams Around the country, some parish churches and cathedrals have installed webcams for the broadcast of Mass and these can accessed on the following websites; https://www.churchservices.tv/churches/
Radio Maria Ireland is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies – Listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210 and Freeview – Channel 826; Download our FREE APP – “Radio Maria Ireland”, streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via PHONE – get live radio feed by telephoning +353 (0) 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply). Please join our growing faith family.